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Sustrans

Organization information
Formation1977
HeadquartersUK Bristol, UK
Region servedUnited Kingdom

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Sustrans is a British charity to promote sustainable transport. The charity is currently working on a number of practical projects to encourage people to walk, cycle and use public transport, to give people the choice of "travelling in ways that benefit their health and the environment". Sustrans' flagship project is the National Cycle Network, which has created over 10,000 miles of signed cycle routes throughout the UK, although about 70% of the network is on previously existing, mostly minor roads where motor traffic will be encountered.

As well as the National Cycle Network, Sustrans is working on Safe Routes to Schools, Safe Routes to Stations, Home Zones (liveable neighbourhoods), Pont y Werin in Cardiff, and other practical responses to transport and environmental challenges. Sustrans administers over 1500 volunteer Rangers who monitor over 60% of the National Cycle Network and contribute to the maintenance and promotion of the routes. Sustrans also works to promote cycling both for recreational and utility purposes, for example, by working with local authorities to organise cycling events and holding information and merchandise stalls at fairs and festivals.

Sustrans Video

A short animation narrated by Ricky Tomlinson, starring Ricky, Chris Hoy and Beth Tweddle asks you to imagine life without National Lottery funding. Whoever ...
1.98 min. | 3.98 user rating
Official trailer "BICYCLE" feature documentary. ON LIMITED CINEMA RELEASE go here: www.bicyclethefilm.com/screenings BUY THE DVD HERE: www.bicyclethefilm.com/shop.
3.07 min. | 4.98 user rating
The full version of Sustrans' Connect2's People's £50 Million Lottery Giveaway bid - presented by their celebrity champion, Lorraine Kelly.
10.03 min. | 4.0 user rating
We test the Garmin VIRB ELITE's various framerates and resolutions.
1.90 min. | 4.29 user rating
The magic happened in Einstein's Garden thanks to all the amazing people below: Ellen Dowell invited us to play at Green Man festival Orlando Seale and Swell...
1.38 min. | 4.60 user rating
New statistics released by Sustrans show that a lack of physical activity causes more than 36000 deaths in England each year. Inactivity is the UK's hidden ...
2.62 min. | 4.82 user rating
Three events, three countries, three days. BikeRadar takes a three-day road-trip to preview the UK's 2014 summer of cycling, in which the Giro d'Italia and T...
7.45 min. | 4.88 user rating
Support the film here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bicycle-phase-2 This is the pitch video for "Bicycle" a feature documentary currently in production...
3.40 min. | 4.84 user rating
MPs and Lords from the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group visited the Netherlands in April 2009 with officials from British cycling organisations. This 12...
10.50 min. | 4.75 user rating
Thousands flocked to Bath this Saturday for the grand opening of the Two Tunnels Greenway and what an event it was! The route, which has been seven years in ...
2.13 min. | 5.0 user rating

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Sustrans CEO knocked from his bike - Bike Biz Tweet this news
Bike Biz--Malcolm Shepherd was a victim of 'white van man', was hospitalised and could be off work for up to two months. -Sustrans- CEO Malcolm Shepherd was knocked from his bike by a van in Bristol. He has a smashed knee, cracked skull and a .. - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 19:06:53 GMT+00:00
Sustrans: Promote cycling to those staying in London - The Caravan Club Tweet this news
The Caravan Club---Sustrans- explained that with the Olympic Games just a year away, alternative means of getting around need to be explored. Failure to do this may put excessive strain on the capital's transportation network and could lead to furthe - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 00:25:23 GMT+00:00
Viaduct campaigners call for full steam ahead - Hampshire Chronicle Tweet this news
Hampshire Chronicle--Council chiefs have backed the plan at Hockley Viaduct and are speaking to green transport charity -Sustrans-. The conversion is likely to take several years, but campaigners say not enough progress has been made since it was announce - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 15:35:16 GMT+00:00
Consultants come in for heavy criticism as councillors declare Perth cycle ... - Scotland Courier Tweet this news
Scotland Courier--Only £2.64 million had been secured through Lottery backing, won by sustainable transport charity -Sustrans- through a public vote, and regional transport partnership Tactran. Even the most fervent supporter had to acknowledge there was - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 14:46:10 GMT+00:00
Take part in coast to coast bike ride - Bridlington Today Tweet this news
Bridlington Today--Organised by cycling holiday specialists Saddle Skedaddle, participants will also be expected to make a minimum donation of £150 for -Sustrans- in support of cycling and walking in the UK. More information from www.skedaddle.co.uk or b - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 09:52:48 GMT+00:00
Loop Line volunteer day - Liverpool City Council Tweet this news
Liverpool City Council--Join the -Sustrans- maintenance team on Tuesday 10th May for a good old clean up at Broadway, Norris Green, between 10.30am to 1.30pm and do your bit for the environment. All tools and refreshments will be provided, but please wear - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 11:35:01 GMT+00:00
It's time to open up the Sustrans track - Halifax Evening Courier Tweet this news
Halifax Evening Courier--Myself and five other experienced cyclists did as we often do, use what we call “the -Sustrans- track” through Clay House Park to the partially constructed pedestrian crossing on Rochdale Road at West Vale. We discussed the sa - Date : Tue, 12 Apr 2011 08:51:05 GMT+00:00
Sustrans conducts cycle use survey via Orange iPhone app - Bike Biz Tweet this news
Bike Biz--New Do Some Good volunteering & charity app from the Orange phone airtime company has a one-time survey from -Sustrans-. The 'Do Some Good' iPhone app was created by phone airtime company Orange to "do bite-size action - Date : Mon, 04 Apr 2011 14:57:19 GMT+00:00
Children encouraged to cycle to school - St Albans & Harpenden Review Tweet this news
St Albans & Harpenden Review--Newberries Primary School, in Newberries Avenue, was given a grant of £5500 by cycling charity -Sustrans-, and £2000 was donated by the school's parent teacher association. Headteacher Ness Peters said: "I - Date : Wed, 06 Apr 2011 07:54:39 GMT+00:00
Plympic star Larry Achike gets Harpenden pupils on their bikes - Herts Advertiser Tweet this news
Herts Advertiser--And it certainly worked on the day itself with around 150 children turning up on bikes or scooters to support the event which was organised by -Sustrans-, the UK charity promoting safe cycling to schools to help ease congestion in reside - Date : Sun, 17 Apr 2011 11:01:23 GMT+00:00



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